Tom Raneses is a painter and printmaker as well as a master printer . He has developed plates and prints for numerous artists across the country. He received his BFA and MFA in painting and printmaking from American University in Washington, DC. He studied with Allan Feltus, Stephen Pace, Robert D’Arista, Helen Herzbrun, and Katja Oxman among others. He apprenticed in Spoleto, Italy and studied paper conservation at the National School of Conservation, Restoration, and Museography, in Mexico.
Tom teaches drawing and printmaking at the School of Art at the Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, New York. He also teaches at American University in Washington, DC. In addition to his teaching career, Tom has worked as an exhibits specialist at the National Museum of American Art of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. He was the Gallery Director for the Chautauqua Center for Visual Arts. He has been the Assistant Director and Curator of the American University Watkins Collection.
Tom's work has been included in national and international exhibitions and collections such as the Burchfield Penney Museum Art Center at SUNY Buffalo State, NY, Katzen Museum Art Center, Washington, DC., Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA., Harnett Museum of Art, Richmond, VA, the Contemporary Art Space, Fort Wayne, IN., National Print Exhibition, Washington, D.C, International Fine Art Exhibition, DE, and the Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition, Peoria, IL.. Tom has had solo and group exhibitions in the American University Watkins Gallery (DC), Weeks Gallery (NY), College of Southern Maryland (MD), Prince George's College Marlboro Art Gallery (MD), Fowler/Kellogg Art Center (NY), Strohl Art Center (NY), Spectrum Gallery (DC), Logan Gallery (NY), Ninth Street Gallery (DC), Artist’s Museum (DC), McClain Gallery (OR), Katzen Art Center Watkins Collection (DC), Spoleto Art Festival, Italy, Art Festival Corciano, Italy and Craig Gallery, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Articles and reviews have been included in the Washington Post, The Chautauqua Daily, the Washington City Paper, the Erie Times News, the Jamestown Journal and other publications. His awards have included the Elizabeth Van Swinderin Award, Smithsonian Institution Merit Award, Phi Kappa Phi national honor society, several artist in residence programs, and a grant from the D.C. Commission for the Arts among others.
Tom maintains his studio in Washington, DC and in western New York. He is currently the Head of printmaking/faculty member in printmaking and drawing at Chautauqua Institution, School of Art, Chautauqua, NY. Tom also is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Art at American University, Washington, DC.